Bully's East Prime Bistro Sports Bar
Bully's East is conveniently located in the heart of Mission Valley. As you enter, you feel the warmth of the rich mahogany bar. Locals have been gathering here for four decades to enjoy their favorite beverages and great bar food. It's also the perfect place to view a sporting event. Since its establishment, Bully's East has served more prime rib than any other San Diego restaurant, preparing only USDA Choice, Midwestern, corn-fed, aged beef. It also offers many healthy dining options. Chef Luis Martinez and his culinary staff continually create new dishes, taking advantage of the freshest local produce and seafood to bring diners the best possible culinary experience. Enjoy fine dining in this relaxed environment with over 45 years of experience and tradition. Make sure you save room for Bully's sinful desserts like the Chocolate Lava Cake.
Service was slow, my enchiladas were cold. Took server awhile to take our order.
Always love Bully's. They were quite busy, but we were seated and had great service. The food was delicious and came out timely and hot.
The last time I was at Bully’s East was probably 35 years ago. It will be another 35 years before I return. The food was good...not great, but what you would expect from an old school steak house. My cocktail was good, and they have a decent wine selection. I had prime rib, a baked potato and green salad. All well prepared, although a little bland. The ambiance was, again, what one would expect from an old steak house. My complaint about our meal was that the server was polite, but not friendly (maybe having a bad day?), and the food runner was downright rude. When the food was delivered, my friend asked for ketchup for her fries, and the food runner huffed and came back with the ketchup and put it down on the table hard and turned on her heels and walked away. Obviously, we had asked for the world! Not impressed with the visit...Unlikely to visit again.
Our waitress was fabulous and the food was stellar as always!!
Greg and De De Main
We go to Bully’s East a couple times a year to have the Prime Rib. Best ever. Only wish they’d update the interior and handle the odor that permeates the restaurant.
Appetizer was perfect but main dishes, steak and fish was over cooked!!
My wife and I went to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at our go to spot whenever we are in San Diego. The food was delicious as always, service was warm and friendly too!
Celebrating our childhood friends birthday and our 1st Friends’giving dinner. Great selection of meat cuts especially when our first option was PRIME RIB, Bully’s East did not disappoint. Thank you! We’ll be back...
We had such great service!! Our server was very sweet! Food was yummy and great happy hour. Recommend for big groups
Bully’s added 3% fee to the bill and the server did not inform us. My steak fries were cold do the sever offered to bring hot ones... but our meal was over when they arrived.
I had a very nice family birthday lunch at Bully’s! Service was spot on and generous! Loved the prime rib bone and my Fads buger as cooked perfectly!
Steaks were great. The Mahi was way too salty. The beer was flat. The server was outstanding.
Anniversary. Come there for our anniversary. Never disappoints. So delicious!
Overall Great dinner. However, my well-done steak was not cooked right the first time OR the second time. Suggestion: When you serve the food, ask "please cut into your steak and make sure it's to your liking." Many steak places in Chicago and Dallas do this and I appreciate them asking.
Really great cuts of meat for a decent price. Casual environment for the quality. Albondigas soup was very spicy. Ahi was perfect, NY, Prime Rib and Mignon were really nice. Calamari was not as fresh as last time.
Good prime rib, baked potato was over cooked. Service was adequate and friendly.
The server was friendly but extremely green & seemingly unsupervised. We asked the neighboring waitress a question & both her & the hostess were very rude, ignorant & arrogant. I guess you get the D Team in Sunday’s
I love this place. It’s exactly what it says it is ..a sports bar with great food and reasonable. We always get the prime rib which cooked perfectly and with great service. Laid back bar atmosphere. I always hit this place at least once on my trip to San Diego
The prime is always the best cut and the value is outstanding!!!
It's a pleasure giving bullys a 5. Love the place. Service, drinks, and the food is always on point. I will definitely be going back.
Always great food. A hidden gem.
Just Amazing!!!! The Prime Rib was on point! Delicious and yummy!
Food was delicious and I love the atmosphere
Our server was outstanding! She remedied a problem with overdone meat immediately. Kiddos to Bully’s for being consistent. The prices however continue to rise!
Had a small impromptu wedding reception and Bully's accommodated my party. Fantastic service by "Mark" and delicious food all around. Thank you Bully's East!
I’ve been a regular visitor to Bully’s for many years and Saturday night was the first time I’ve EVER been told I needed a specific reservation to sit at a booth. I did have a reservation just not for a booth. I’d say I’ve been to Bully’s 200 times in 35 years it’s never been a requirement. Instead they tried to seat me at a table that was set for, I think 8, maybe 10 people. Where is the logic in that. Three booths needed to be bussed, I asked if I could wait for one of those and was told no. Oh, and the Manager was not available to clarify the requirement. I ended up leaving, going to the Butcher Shop and spending my $100.00 there. Not the first time I’ve had an issue with staff at Bully’s. Sad really as I do like the food
We had a really great time at Bully's East. The food was so delicious, Prime Rib and a New York Steak. The drinks were spot on. The only thing that gave this review a lower score was the fact that we had the booth in the back by the restrooms and kitchen so there was non-stop noise and traffic, but we will definitely be going back.
Fun times with friends and food food. Celebrated my husband's birthday here for dinner. He got to watch football and they had drink and food specials.
Great Food and Service ! 🤗
We went on saturday night. We had reservations at 8 oclock. Got there about 15 minutes early, got acouple drinks at the bar. Our table was ready on time. Service was good. Appetizers and entres were good aswell. Will definitely be back.
I love Bully's!! Best prime rib in town and always great service. A San Diego classic.
Good was outstanding
Small plates offer some good choices. I had seared ahi-- delicious--and added a bistro salad. He had the Porck chops from.the specials menu, what a great price! 2 huge chops at $17.
Bullys East is always a safe bet. Try it for brunch, too.
I'm a bit disappointed they marked me as a no show and now I have to argue for my 100 points. Next time I'll be sure to remind the hostess.
Why use Open Table if its gonna be a hassle? This is not the first time a restaurant has ignored the Open Table verification.
Bully's can be depended upon for grade A prime beef. One in our group at the beast, 2 had NY and one had the 16 oz prime rib. We also enjoyed the Ahi small plate, some very fresh calamari, the gorganzola and pine nut salad and a couple of us had the YUMMY clam chowder soup. Plenty of clams in the soup, not overly creamy and a wonderful full developed flavor of other seasonings. Overall Bully's is delicious food without the pomp and circumstance of fine dining and the servings are large but not Claim jumper large so you may be bringing home leftovers...so you can enjoy it twice. It's surprisingly delicious.
Food was just OK. service sucked. Had to send one dinner back, was just to horrible to eat even if it wasn’t a $40 plate.
Hands-down the best prime rib in San Diego. The bartender also makes an awesome Manhattan!
This was a great, unexpected experience. We usually eat dinner at Bully’s, but the breakfast was fantastic and for reasonable prices. We highly recommend it, informal, tasty, and easy!
Manadarin oranges that were served in salad ordered were bad, actually fermented. Advised server and she seemed to care less. Server was not too friendly , seemed annoyed with her job
Prime rib was excellent as was the service. However, the info on Open Table was misleading and wrong. There were no Early Bird specials as advertised.
Great food, drinks and ambiance,
Never lets me down!